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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:35 pm

Despite losing my match yesterday I actually moved up a spot in my rundle to 6th! I missed the card game and the spider sculpture. My opponent got 'em all. Interestingly he assigned the card game question zero points. :shock:

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by OSXpert » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:11 pm

SBurrus wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 6:00 am
I ended a 4-match losing streak with a Dolly Parton, winning 9(5)-2(2). Ironically, the only question I missed was the TV question, as TV is my best category. This was only the third time in my LL career that I was able to get five correct on the same day. Prior to MD11, I was the only person in the rundle who had not scored a three-pointer, but I finally got one Thursday.
Good game yesterday!

I don't feel like I'm doing anything differently defensively this season, but I've got a .867 and am in the top 5 in Pacific for the Sandra award.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:18 pm

OSXpert wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:11 pm
I don't feel like I'm doing anything differently defensively this season, but I've got a .867 and am in the top 5 in Pacific for the Sandra award.
I got ya by .004 right now. :)

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by OSXpert » Sun Dec 03, 2017 3:11 pm

econgator wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 10:18 pm
OSXpert wrote:
Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:11 pm
I don't feel like I'm doing anything differently defensively this season, but I've got a .867 and am in the top 5 in Pacific for the Sandra award.
I got ya by .004 right now. :)
No need to get so defensive about it! :lol:

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:14 pm

bomtr wrote:
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I'll hope you wash that guilt down with a good barleywine or maybe an imperial stout.
An imperial stout is like a motion to adjourn: it's always in order. So is a double IPA.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by dinghammer » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:46 am

Augh, that could have been my first 6-correct day since I started playing along if I'd paid a little more attention.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by SBurrus » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:52 am

It took 13 days, but I have finally slipped into the relegation zone in Pacific D Division 2; not surprising, with the third lowest number of correct answers in the rundle. I lost my 6th match in the last 7 days on MD13, 3(2)-4(2). After a stellar season on defense in LL74, I seem to have lost my touch in LL75.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by StevenH » Tue Dec 05, 2017 7:09 am

I tied 1(2)-1(1) yesterday. I picked Basque over Catalonia, and I had no idea on coaxial cable despite the fact that I map it as part of my job! Getting either of those would have got me the win.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by morbeedo » Tue Dec 05, 2017 8:54 am

So my opponent gave me 3 for the TV question and 0 for the coaxial cable. A fatal error, as it cost her the match 9(5)-6(5). I correctly assigned her the 3 for coaxial, thinking damn this question is so convoluted.

Sitting pretty at the top of B Continental, thanks to a solid defense so far. I love the view up here- hope it lasts!

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Volante » Tue Dec 05, 2017 9:32 am

I incorrectly spelled 'Soap' as 'Dynasty'...would've been a much needed beer...

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by 1stlvlthinker » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:09 am

Drank the beer for the first time ever! Only took me 4 seasons to do it, but I legit thought I never would have done so. I needed every point too, as my opponent missed the 0 and got the 3, following my pattern of playing horrible defense.

I only KNEW 3 answers, but was 75% sure on Soap, and about 10-20% sure on the ones I didn't know, Nihilism, and USS Maine.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by This Is Kirk! » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:29 am

My lucky season continues with a 9(6)-7(5) victory yesterday over an opponent with a lifetime .844 QPct! He missed coax.

The question that surprised me yesterday was "nihilism." Would have never guessed 79% would have gotten that one correct!

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by econgator » Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:49 am

This Is Kirk! wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 10:29 am
The question that surprised me yesterday was "nihilism." Would have never guessed 79% would have gotten that one correct!
That was one of the two I wasn't sure of when I was answering, but given the wording it was a WECIB for me.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by Blue Lion » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:47 am

Mark Barrett posted Shalane Flanagan's NYC Marathon win on the Current Events/Popular Culture thread. The more you know...

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by mennoknight » Tue Dec 05, 2017 1:10 pm

Thought the NYC Marathon question was the 2nd easiest of the day by far, so assigned it a 1. Lost 8(5), 7(5). On pace for 125 CAA this season, which would beat my worst previous by 15. A rundle is the worst.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by sarisson » Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:28 pm

I finally beat mrparadise (I think, since he was referred by goatman) yesterday, on my third try, and am now one game below .500 on the season. My previous high TCA was 86, but I'm projected to finish with 96! Get rates have gone way up this season across the league. I already have 64 points despite just three 3-pointers.
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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by MinnesotaMyron » Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:34 am

It's very freeing when you know you only have 2 right. Like, no need to fret about this. Probably not gonna win.

And I didn't.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by seaborgium » Wed Dec 06, 2017 3:28 am

MinnesotaMyron wrote:
Wed Dec 06, 2017 1:34 am
It's very freeing when you know you only have 2 right. Like, no need to fret about this. Probably not gonna win.

And I didn't.
I did. Against a former ToCer, no less. 3(2)-2(2), both only getting Cheese and grog.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by StevenH » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:02 am

My regression to the mean continues, but I somehow tied, 1(1)-1(1).

My opponent only knew grog and gave me a 0 for it, but it rings no bells at all to me.

I figured that the city had to be in upstate New York on the Lake Ontario question, but I never even thought of Rochester and guessed Albany.

My thought process on the proton question: "Wouldn't that have to be either a proton or a neutron? It says positive charge, so it has to be a proton. But that seems way too obvious! Maybe that's actually a neutrino. I'll say that instead." D'oh!

And I imagine that Heathrow was a forehead slapper not just for me but for a lot of people, given the low get rate.

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Re: Learned League 75 - Official Thread

Post by mrparadise » Wed Dec 06, 2017 8:57 am

sarisson wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 4:28 pm
I finally beat mrparadise (I think, since he was referred by goatman) yesterday, on my third try, and am now one game below .500 on the season. My previous high TCA was 86, but I'm projected to finish with 96! Get rates have gone way up this season across the league. I already have 64 points despite just three 3-pointers.
Yes, you beat me easily, 6(5) 2(2). I don't know how I missed Catalonia (yes I do, I totally focused on Latin America) but it wouldn't have done me much good and I had no chance on the other three I missed. I look forward to our next match.

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